Maybe you are here for the holidays, or maybe just dreaming about being near the beach; Pensacola, Perdido Key, and Orange Beach do not disappoint! All three locations are hosting fabulous family-friendly events to help celebrate the season. Mark your calendar, grab a friend or family member, and see why our beach towns are the place to be for the holidays!
This downtown series of holiday events include three different themed trolley rides (The Polar Express tour, The Grinch tour, and The Scrooge tour). Check out the video trailers for the tours in the link below! The tours run from December 9th through the 24th, and purchasing tickets in advance is recommended as tours do sell out. There are also photo opportunities with Santa and the Grinch. Reserve your time in advance.
Flora-Bama Santa Drop, Make it to the Line Run/Walk, and Christmas Potluck
Flora-Bama has something for everyone during the holiday season! On December 10th Santa skydives to the beach at Flora-Bama and sits for pictures (and requests)! There will also be crafts, games, and live music. Santa visits and the activities are all FREE!
Saturday, December 17th is the annual “Make it to the Line Run/Walk.” There is a 4-Mile Run and 1- Mile Fun Run. The entry fee is $30, and part of the proceeds go to the local Secret Santa program benefitting families in need.
At noon on Christmas Day, Flora-Bama hosts their annual Christmas Potluck. This event is free to attend. Our local service members and veterans are honored and served first. Of course, Flora-Bama will have live music playing in several parts of the venue as well.
The Wharf – Orange Beach
The Wharf in beautiful Orange Beach, Alabama, has a December calendar full of holiday events and activities! From now through January 16th, go ice skating by the beach! The rink is open most days, and admission includes a skate rental.
On a few special nights, Holiday Horse & Carriage Rides will be offered along The Wharf Main Street. The remaining dates are December 9th, 11th, and 16th. The cost is $25 for a carriage for up to six adults.
The Wharf will once again offer train rides via the North Pole Express Train. The train will run from December 10th and December 17th through the 24th. The cost is $6 per passenger. Of course, Santa will also be at The Wharf on December 10th, as well as from December 16th through the 24th. Photo package costs vary.